HE GOES BY ONE NAME.
HE HAS NO PAST.
HIS FUTURE IS MURDER.
Victor’s been out of commission for six months—but as dangerous as ever and still at the top of his game. A former assassin-for-hire now locked in uneasy alliance with a CIA special unit, Victor is in Berlin preparing for what was supposed to be a simple assignment: taking out the scout of a notorious crime lord. But life—and death—is full of surprises.
As Victor tracks his target, he realizes that he’s not the only assassin with a special interest in his prey. And if Victor is going to do his job, he has to stop someone else from doing theirs.
Point of view:
3rd person. This one is entirely from Victor’s POV.
This is a short story and falls as #1.5 in the Victor the Assassin series by Tom Wood. While there’s somewhat of a spoiler to events in book 1, The Killer – I think if you wanted to get a taste for Wood’s writing or the character of Victor, this is a nice place to start and you could still go back and thoroughly enjoy The Killer.
Most of this book spans a few hours in one evening – but Wood still manages to pack in quite a bit of information about Victor’s skill & training as well as the humanity he tries to cover up most of the time. Caught in the middle of two ops – Victor struggles to balance his own task while protecting a newly discovered innocent. A quick and enjoyable afternoon read.
I’m ready for book 2 (which I grabbed in audio), The Enemy.
About the author:
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My Favorite Quotes
I used to freelance. But that didn’t work out in the end. – Bad Luck in Berlin by @TheTomWood #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #CIA #ShortStoryTweet
He didn’t know much about his employer, but he knew enough to be considered a liability if his paymaster decided he was of no further use. – Bad Luck in Berlin by @TheTomWood #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #CIA #ShortStoryTweet
In Victor’s line of work a potential threat was a definite threat until proven otherwise. – Bad Luck in Berlin by @TheTomWood #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #CIA #ShortStoryTweet
Victor’s left hand pushing against the back of his neck where the spine met the skull, fingers spread out across the back of his head to brace, palm pushing against the top of the spine while his right hand reached around to grab hold of the cheek and jaw and wrench clockwise. – Bad Luck in Berlin by @TheTomWood #VictorTheAssassin #Thriller #Suspense #CIA #ShortStoryTweet